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I’ll be a rotten thinker if I think like Britons – Mugabe

28 October 2013, 10:30

Cape Town - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has taken a swipe at Europeans, blasting them for “thinking” that they have a right "to rob others of their resources".

Mugabe who was on Friday conferred with an Honorary Doctor of African Heritage and Philosophy by the Great Zimbabwe University urged Zimbabweans to stop thinking like Europeans and instead be proud of their identity as Africans, a Herald report said.

Dismissing what he called the 1980s claims by Britain that his way of thinking was like that of Britons, Mugabe said he would remain a Zimbabwean and African through deeds and words, adding that he would be a "rotten thinker" to think like them.

Mugabe who is Africa’s oldest leader has over the years continued to castigate whites over the "exploitation of Africa's resources", accusing them of stealing the wealth of the continent.

In the early 2000s, he embarked on a controversial land reform programme which saw thousands of white farmers being evicted from their farms.

The 89-year-old also told journalist after the swearing in of his new cabinet that he wanted to see "indigenisation done", an indication that he is not going back on black empowerment.

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